Are you giving your joints and bones the respect they deserve? After all, these structures are responsible for your active life. Your bones and joints work hard from the moment you get up to the moment you go to bed. Currently, bone and joint illnesses, such as arthritis and osteoporo
World Arthritis Day takes place every year on October 12th It was established in 1996 by Arthritis and Rheumatism International (ARI) to raise awareness of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) like arthritis. “Arthritis” is inflammation of a joint and is used to describe over
Nothing ruins a good walk like a blister. Blisters are fluid filled sores often caused by friction. While there are many ways to get a blister, these painful, sores can pop up anywhere your skin is rubbed repeatedly. The good news is that you can say goodbye to friction blisters if yo
A diagnosis of varicose veins can come with a lot of concerns and even more questions. One of the first is often: “How can I treat this?” There are many possible treatments for varicose veins, but the first step is usually compression stockings. Here’s how they work: The Problem: Vein
You’re putting on the first pair of shorts of the season and you look down and see what looks like small, red and blue spider webs. These unfortunate webs are known as spider veins, or telangectasias, in the medical world. First, a quick explanation of what these pesky webs of veins a
“Reading” the wear and tear of your shoe can give you valuable information. It can offer clues on how you walk, your current foot problems, and even how you may be able to prevent future injuries. First, grab a few pairs of shoes you wear often and let’s start at the top. Do you see?
We expect a lot from our feet. We want to use them to walk around the mall, run to catch a bus and maybe even dance. Plus, we want it all pain-free. But are you giving your feet the attention they deserve? To keep your feet up for the daily challenges of your life, you need to keep th
From the time you learn to walk, your quality of life depends upon your feet. Standing and walking lets you be self-sufficient. Yet, many of us take our feet for granted. US adults don’t give the same priority to caring for their feet as they do for their heart, eyes, teeth or skin, e